Until two centuries ago, said Harvard historian Nancy Cott, "monogamous households were a tiny, tiny portion" of the world population, found in "just Western Europe and little settlements in North America." When did people start marrying?
Even more recently, the combination of these generational changes resulted in one type of service that caters to all types of daters, the Internet dating service. Match.com) was created in 1995 and, as of 2002, has had 26.6 million people registered (Rosa, par. The services were initially very simple and only matched people based on profiles of likes and dislikes but now many dating services have evolved, having specific requirements for memberships.Polygamy is still common across much of the Muslim world.The idea of marriage as a sexually exclusive, romantic union between one man and one woman is a relatively recent development. Actually, the institution has been in a process of constant evolution.Pair-bonding began in the Stone Age as a way of organizing and controlling sexual conduct and providing a stable structure for child-rearing and the tasks of daily life.